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Virtual Workshop: Foundational Techniques in Biotechnology

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Foundational Techniques in Biotechnology

This LabXchange workshop will introduce you to foundational lab techniques and show you how to create and express recombinant DNA in biotechnology. During this workshop, you will:

  • Deepen your knowledge of the molecular biology principles underlying DNA editing techniques;
  • Also hear from scientists in the Harvard community who use these techniques to perform cutting edge research;
  • In addition, have the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of a specific lab technique by creating a pathway on LabXchange that can be shared with peers or students.

The workshop will be conducted over two synchronous, collaborative webinar sessions with independent work before and after each session. To begin with, you will choose between two topics, Gene Cloning or CRISPR. Participants who complete both sessions and associated assignments will be awarded 10 content area PDPs upon completion of all workshop components. Click "Apply for this workshop" below to submit an application for either workshop.Whether or not you apply to a workshop, you can register for one or both talks with our guest speakers.

Gene Cloning Workshop

Session 1: July 28th, 1 - 2:30 pm EDTGuest lecture with Professor Richard SherwoodJoin us for a talk on gene cloning by Richard Sherwood, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Molecular cloning is essential to research in genetics and cell biology. Dr. Sherwood will share how his lab uses molecular cloning to power their work in genetics and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing.Register for this guest lecture

Session 2: August 6th, 1 - 2 pm EDTSynchronous workshop sessionWORKSHOP FULL

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CRISPR Workshop

Session 1: July 30th, 1 - 2:30 pm EDTJoin us for a talk on CRISPR by Jessica Whited, Assistant Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. Dr. Whited studies limb regeneration in axolotl salamanders, with the ultimate goal of discovering how to regenerate limbs in patients. Her work involves using Cas9-mediated gene drives to generate axolotls with the desired genetic backgrounds.

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Session 2: August 7th, 1 - 2pm EDTSynchronous workshop sessionWORKSHOP FULLSign up for email updates

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